November 22, 2010 |
If one side of your back feels a little tighter than the other, perform this stretch on a regular basis. It's a simple, excellent way to bring flexibility and balance to both sides of your torso. Start by kneeling on a padded surface or mat. Position a yoga block on the floor just to the right of your body. Place your right foot on the floor with your toes, knee and thigh pointing to the right. Be sure your right heel is lined up across from your left knee. Lift your chest and let your arms hang straight down.
May 24, 2004 |
Deep-water running, an activity popular with older Americans and athletes recovering from leg injuries, works well for anyone seeking the aerobic and flexibility benefits of running without the impact and exhaustion. This easy, safe and fun activity uses a torso flotation device and ankle-foot floats to keep your body suspended and head above water, while simulating running in the pool's deep end. Here are four versions to consider.
June 30, 2008 |
A 14-year-old girl riding in a mountain bike race was attacked at night by a bear and severely injured, but she made a 911 call that led to her rescue. The girl suffered head, neck, torso and leg wounds. She was in critical condition in Anchorage, police said.
January 10, 1986 |
"The Torso" is the unifying theme of an eclectic group show featuring 11 artists working in a variety of media. Unlike the more popular genres of landscape, still life and portraiture, the torso is an oddly idiosyncratic form, replete with contradictions and ambiguity. Its stunted, limbless disfiguration suggests physical violence, sadomasochism, a sense of incompleteness.
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October 29, 2013 |
Body parts found at two treatment plants 30 miles away from each other appear to be related, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. The upper torso of a woman was found at a waste treatment plant near Whittier on Monday and is believed to match a pelvis and legs found Saturday at a water treatment plant in Carson, officials said. Detectives are treating the matter as a homicide, said Lt. Mike Rosson of the Sheriff's Department. Coroner's officials said they will examine the DNA of the body parts to be sure they are linked.
November 6, 2010 |
Shoulders are a very complex area of our bodies because they are highly flexible joints that move in many directions. It's important to train them with appropriate exercises, like this one, designed to improve joint stability and muscular balance. Sit upright in a sturdy chair (you can also perform it standing upright). Grasp a dumbbell in each hand. Begin with your upper arms hugging the sides of your torso, elbows bent at a 90-degree angle and tucked into your waist. Start with the ends of the dumbbell touching at the center of your waist.
October 24, 2003 |
A nude torso of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, went on public display in New York on Thursday -- the first time the alluring marble sculpture from the 1st century BC has been seen outside her mythical birthplace. With her classic figure and glowing patina, "Aphrodite Anadyomene," or Aphrodite emerging from the sea, literally came out of the Mediterranean. The 3-foot-tall torso was recovered by divers at Na Paphos in 1956 on the southwest coast of Cyprus.
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November 12, 2002 |
A 25-year-old man walking in his Canoga Park neighborhood Monday was shot and killed by an unknown gunman. Witnesses told police the man was walking north on Loma Verde Avenue at 5:25 p.m. when a dark-colored vehicle, possibly an SUV, pulled up. The driver got out, ran up to the victim and opened fire, shooting him several times in the torso.
January 9, 2012 |
Use light weights in this exercise for a convenient, fast and effective way to work the fronts and backs of your arms at the same time. Remember to pull your abdominal muscles in to support your spine in this forward bend. Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart. Grasp a pair of 3- to 5-pound dumbbells, bend your knees slightly and lean forward so your torso is almost parallel to the floor. Keep your elbows next to the sides of your torso. Straighten your right arm behind you until your elbow is straight and next to your body.
April 21, 2005
The College of Cardinals elected an ultraconservative pope earlier this week under a ceiling replete with genitals, breasts and buttocks that apparently gave no offense. Good thing Michelangelo painted his Sistine Chapel masterpieces in Rome and not Venice -- California, that is.